BSA | Broadcasting Standards Authority | Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho
The list below contains our recently published decisions, with the latest at the top.
Holmes. Complaint about an interview reporting the AIDS Foundation's dissatisfaction with the Bill of Rights. Not upheld (balance, accuracy).
Crimewatch. Complaint that two programmes containing rape reconstructions invited imitation. Not upheld (law and order).
Film "The Big Doll House". Brutal warder in a women's prison. Not upheld (good taste and decency): action taken sufficient.
3 National News, Nightline. Item on news about the Gulf War and comment by Bill Ralston about the war. Not upheld (balance, discrimination and denigration, responsible programming). Other standards mentioned subsumed under balance.
Holmes. Item on the findings of the Cartwright Report on cervical cancer. Upheld (accuracy, responsible programming). Order (broadcast of summary of decision).
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